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Holiday Stroll on November 29!

The annual Holiday Stroll is coming up on Sunday, November 29! Come to the Historical Society between 2:30 and 5:00pm for some fun ornament making and refreshments! This event is free to the public. Click here to see the full schedule.

The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield

Now open to the public, the Litchfield Historical Society’s exhibition House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield highlights the Society’s collection of original 1916 and 1918 house of Worth watercolor on paper fashion sketches. Join the Litchfield Historical Society in exploring the house of Worth, Litchfield’s trendsetters, and the changing face of fashion during the 1910s. The accompanying exhibition catalog, House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916–1918, published by Dover Publications, will feature beautiful full color plates of all 125 original sketches from the Society’s collection along with accompanying essays. Read more about the exhibit and book here.

Call to the Public for Litchfield Sports Objects and Images!

The Historical Society needs your help with their 2016 exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Sports and leisure play an important role in our lives today, just as it did for our ancestors. Whether you won the Litchfield road race in 1980, your grandfather belonged to the bicycle club in Northfield, your uncle played for the East Litchfield baseball team, or your very distant relatives enjoyed sleighing with the young ladies of the Female Academy we want to hear from you! Click here for more information.

Museums Open to the Public

The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School reopened to the public on Saturday, April 18. Stop by and see our new exhibit The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield.

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Last Day to View Museums!
November 29, 2015
Time: 1:00-5:00pm

2015 Holiday Stroll--Ornament Making
November 29, 2015
Time: 2:30-5:00 pm

Museums Closed for the Season
November 30, 2015

ASAP Celebration of Young Photographers
December 5, 2015
Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Holidays Through History Craft Party
December 9, 2015
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

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